Product Announcement from Software Cradle
The ALE function (Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian for moving and/or rotating boundaries) in SC/Tetra is useful for analyzing fans, turbines, and pumps. This function can be applied to the steady calculation and the parallel computation.
Fluid flow analysis of an axial fan is difficult because the blade shape significantly affects performance. Accurate geometry representation and grid generation is critical. Starting from CAD data, SC/Tetra's automatic mesh generator can create the computational mesh in a matter of hours. In contrast, most conventional CFD software will require weeks to create the mesh. SC/Tetra simulates rotating blades using the rotating boundary (ALE) function. In addition, SC/Tetra perform a preliminary steady state analysis using only blade rotating forces.